School drop-out down to half among Muslim girls: Naqvi

December 31, 2018

The drop-out among Muslim girls, has been reduced to 35-40 per cent from 70 percent due to awareness and educational empowerment programmes of the government, Union ministerfor Minority Affairs Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi said on Saturday.

Speaking at a foundation-laying ceremony for Anjuman-e-Islam’s educational complex expansion project at the Dr. MIJ Girls High School & Junior College, Bandra, he said the government is working on a mission to bring down the drop-out rate to zero in the coming years.

He said in the past four years of the NDA, more than 2.11 crore students of minority communities, including 60 per cent girls, have been provided scholarships. “This year, a National Scholarship Portal Mobile App has been launched to ensure smooth and hassle-free scholarship system for poor and weaker section students. The scholarship amounts are given directly into the bank accounts,” Naqvi pointed out.

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